Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks Charles Leclerc’s defensive driving in the Italian Grand Prix was “maybe over the line” and that Lewis Hamilton was instrumental in preventing a crash. Hamilton was forced to take evasive action twice in the fight with Leclerc for the lead at Monza – once running wide at the second chicane
Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Sebastian Vettel was handed a bigger sanction than Lance Stroll for rejoining unsafely at the Italian Grand Prix because he caused a collision. Vettel spun at Monza’s Ascari chicane on lap six of the race when chasing Valtteri Bottas for third and ended up on the grass, but
1:10 PM ET Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 MONZA, Italy — It’s been a long nine years, but finally a Ferrari driver
Honda locked out the front row at Autopolis for the second year running as Real Racing led last year’s polesitting ARTA team in SUPER GT qualifying. Koudai Tsukakoshi underlined the chart-topping pace shown by Real Racing in both practice and Q1, clocking a time of 1m33.262s in the #17 NSX he shares with Bertrand Baguette.
12:09 PM ET Sebastian Vettel is just one significant incident away from a race ban after an Italian Grand Prix which saw him slapped with the second most severe punishment in the F1 rulebook. Vettel spun at the Ascari chicane early on at Ferrari’s home race. The four-time world champion then attempted to rejoin the
The Italian Grand Prix grid has been finalised after multiple engine penalties and Max Verstappen’s failure to set a time in qualifying, while Kimi Raikkonen will start from the pitlane. Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo team has opted to fit a new Spec 3 Ferrari engine ahead of the Monza race. He crashed in the early stages
FFF Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli claimed the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe title on countback after finishing tied on points with Black Falcon Mercedes at the Hungaroring. The Lamborghini duo beat the pairing of Maro Engel and Luca Stolz to the championship after recording two wins to Engel/Stolz’s one. Raffaele Marciello and Vincent
Sep 5, 2019 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 MONZA, Italy — The Formula One paddock is a busy place that hosts a
Chris van der Drift and Evan Chen moved to within two points of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia points lead after recording a fifth win of the year in Shanghai. The Gama Racing pair came into the weekend four points adrift of FFF Racing’s Juuso Puhakka and Takashi Kasai, a gap which stretched to seven
5:50 AM ET MONZA, Italy — The Italian Grand Prix will be a one-stop race and is unlikely to have much variation in strategy. The fastest way to the flag is to start on the soft tyres before a pit window opens up between lap 19 and lap 29 to switch to the medium compound.
SARD Lexus duo Heikki Kovalainen and Yuichi Nakayama took an unlikely SUPER GT victory at Autopolis after gambling on wet tyres just before the midpoint of the race. Koudai Tsukakoshi had led by the best part of 10 seconds in the polesitting Real Racing Honda ahead of the Kondo Nissan of Jann Mardenborough in the
Lewis Hamilton was “cracking up” when he saw Max Verstappen’s comment that Nico Rosberg is “the new Jacques Villeneuve”, and believes retired drivers are critical because they are now “irrelevant”. Rosberg left F1 after winning the world championship in 2016 and has since become a regular pundit on British and German television and on his
The 2019 SUPER GT season is being broadcast live and for free by Motorsport.tv, and you can watch this weekend’s Autopolis round live on Autosport too. Honda swept the front row of the grid after a dominant showing in qualifying, but a first victory since the Okayama opener in April is anything but guaranteed due
A quirk in Formula 1’s rules allowed Valtteri Bottas’s lap time in Italian Grand Prix qualifying to count despite him crossing the finish line after a red light emerged. Kimi Raikkonen crashed at the end of the first runs in the final part of qualifying at Monza. Several drivers had already crossed the line by
6:16 AM ET Australian Formula 3 driver Alex Peroni suffered a broke vertebrae in a terrifying accident which sent him airbourne at Monza, seven days on from the accident which claimed the life of F2 driver Anthoine Hubert in Belgium. Peroni’s car was vaulted skywards after he appeared to run wide at the Parabolica corner
The Italian Grand Prix stewards have reprimanded three drivers for their role in the farcical end to Monza qualifying and urged the FIA to “expedite a solution” for such situations. Nico Hulkenberg, Carlos Sainz Jr and Lance Stroll have all been handed reprimands for driving unnecessarily slowly ahead of the final runs in qualifying. A
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1:24 PM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 MONZA, Italy — You don’t see that every day. Charles Leclerc’s second pole position
2:35 PM ET MONZA, Italy — Sebastian Vettel was left frustrated after claiming Ferrari’s slipstream tactics failed to play out as planned during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. Vettel qualified fourth, 0.150 seconds off teammate Charles Leclerc on pole position, but ran out of time before his final attempt at the end of the
Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg believes a 0.5s tow boost was to blame for Formula 1’s qualifying shamble at Monza, as the FIA begins to summon drivers as it investigates the situation. The final stages of Q3 descended into farce as nine drivers all tried to back off to avoid being at the head of a train
1:24 PM ET MONZA, Italy — You don’t see that every day. Charles Leclerc’s second pole position in two weeks was just what the tifosi wanted to see ahead of the Italian Grand Prix… but they probably didn’t pay to see Q3 unfold the way it did. Here’s our round-up of the good, the bad
Sebastian Vettel edged Max Verstappen by just 0.032s to set the fastest time in the final Formula 1 practice session ahead of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. Vettel’s Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc was the benchmark on Friday and set the initial pace in Saturday afternoon’s one-hour session. But Leclerc made only a tiny improvement
6:16 AM ET Australian Formula 3 driver Alex Peroni walked away unse by hitcathed from a terrifying crash at Monza after his car was sent airborne after hitting a kerb at speed, seven days after F2 driver Anthoine Hubert was killed in a crash in Belgium. Peroni’s car was vaulted skywards after he appeared to
3:30 AM ET The family of Juan Manuel Correa has released an update on the American driver’s condition as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in the crash that claimed the life of F2 rival Anthoine Hubert. Last Saturday at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Correa was involved in a collision with Hubert after the French
Fernando Alonso says the planned regulation changes for 2021 would make for a “good opportunity” to possibly return to Formula 1. The two-time world champion left F1 at the end of last year and cited the top teams’ dominance and the predictability of the races as the main reasons for his decision. Since then 38-year-old
Alex Albon made a late decision to test a different Arai helmet at the Italian Grand Prix, as part of a Red Bull experiment to see if it can help boost aero performance. The Thai driver has previously used Bell helmets in Formula 1, but on Friday at Monza he tested a mainly white Arai
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Charles Leclerc believes his Italian Grand Prix practice-topping pace is not the “real picture” at Monza and thinks his Ferrari Formula 1 team’s day “looks better on paper”. Ferrari is the pre-event favourite for its home grand prix, but Leclerc only marginally beat Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time in Friday’s rain-hit second practice